Intellectual Property Litigation

Cetinkaya advises and represents a range of intellectual property owners in Turkey. Our clients include trademark owners from food and beverage, entertainment, media, and technology sectors.

We advise trademark owners in:

  • False advertising
  • Unfair competition
  • Trademark and trade dress issues.

We file injunctions on behalf of clients to stop irreparable damages and protect clients in copyright infringement, injunctions, mediations, and settlements.

We are particularly strong in designers and architects’ rights, their use and transfer in the construction context which requires multidisciplinary capability and a hands-on approach to obtain or avoid injunctions, and to prevent disputes that can cause delays on construction sites.

Working frequently for media and entertainment companies, our sectoral knowledge provides us with insight into artist rights, production agreements, emerging new formats of broadcasting and the connected rights of stakeholders.

We regularly act as counsel in trade secrets cases where time is of the essence. We have obtained preliminary injunctions and represented clients successfully in civil and criminal cases at first instance and high court level. In trade secrets cases that bear criminal elements we aggressively pursue the defendants before prosecution offices or criminal cases in Turkey.

We are also active in internet-related disputes. We seek injunctive reliefs and cooperate with foreign counsel for substantive and enforcement proceedings where we advise clients on copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of privacy rights, cybersquatting, and domain disputes.